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tonight, outbreak. tornadoes touching down. the stunning images. dozens of homes ripped apart. this pickup is lifted. the major accident scene, a train colliding with a truck. the passenger plane, the fire in the cockpit. the abc news exclusive. this boy and his onetime coach former speaker dennis hastert. what this woman says happened to her broken her brother. and they're being called the modern-day bonnie and clyde.
accused of dragging this police officer. we begin with that twister outbreak and tornado threat. this giant tornado touching down, 5 million americans in the storm zone. a car in colorado dwarfed by the tornado. and from denver this is hail you're looking at. they're using heavy machinery to get rid of it. and the sinkhole. rob marciano with the storm track. but first, neal karlinsky in colorado. >> reporter: david, good evening. just imagine being inside this house when the storm hit. it didn't just blow off the roof here, but this wall and in fact
the entire side of the house. and this is just one of roughly 30 homes ravaged here by tornadoes overnight. >> tornado on the ground! >> reporter: at one point there were so many tornadoes on the ground, so much hail and rain. >> oh, my god. >> oh wow. >> reporter: alvin allmendinger wasn't sure how he'd make it out. his house, peeling away around him. >> just as we got to the basement, the roof totally collapsed in on top of us. >> reporter: tonight, his home among those damaged as twisters ripped their way through colorado. storm chaser verne carlson, camera rolling, found himself inside a funnel cloud. with debris flying, his 4,500-pound ford pickup was lifted off the ground and damaged. >> the truck was rocking back and forth. it was like being in a blender. >> reporter: in denver, sergeant greg miller driving down the street looking for storm victims, suddenly crashed through the pavement. smashing his patrol unit, banging his face and cutting his leg deep. were you confused, thinking, what the -- >> yeah, i was a little confused, like, what just happened? when i'm looking out, i'm seeing
the dirt walls basically and then hearing the water. i knew, yeah, i'm in the ground. >> reporter: it was a massive sinkhole. with water flowing in, a broken radio and a gas line right next to him, miller climbed through a window and scaled his way out. so much hail fell in denver, it took heavy machinery to shovel it all. kansas was hard-hit too. drivers forced off the road overnight by blinding wind and rain. and in missouri, this big truck swamped as torrential rains caused flash flooding, wreaking havoc on motorists. just to give you a sense again of the force, look at this truck that's been toppled upside-down in their yard. remarkably, nobody around here was seriously injured, but the entire area is under a threat of more storms again tonight. david? >> and the threat continues. so, let's go to rob. >> day four another tornado watch for colorado. denver smack in the middle. and more moisture with these tonight.
watches extending to the canadian border and kansas city still in a flash flood watch. to the east nebraska and iowa and sunday from st. louis to cincinnati. and hurricane blanca we'll get more rain across the desert southwest. almost unheard-of. >> thanks. dramatic images coming from illinois a train colliding with this rig. more than 200 passengers aboard evacuated. an investigation under way, but no serious injuries reported. and now, this flight making an emergency landing after a fire broke out in the cockpit.
here's david kerley. >> reporter: passengers on the runway. reporter: this dash eight turbo prop was on final preach when they called out, fire. >> we have a fire in the cockpit. we're going to declare an emergency. >> reporter: a pilot's worst nightmare. it sounds like they put on their oxygen masks. >> got some smoke in the cockpit. we have -- there is a flame but i think we'll be able to get it on the ground quickly. we have a visual. >> reporter: the united express flight from newark to hartford had 39 onboard. >> just, if you could, roll in the fire trucks, please. >> yep, they'll be out there waiting. >> we're going to do an emergency evacuation. >> reporter: tense moments as the plane nears the airport. firefighters at the ready. >> chief one, watch for arrival. touching down now. >> reporter: the pilots had been able to put out the fire, land, and evacuate their plane. nobody was hurt among the passengers or crew. the plane is out of service tonight. they want to figure out what started the fire in the cockpit. >> david, thank you. we turn to the abc news
exclusive. reaction pouring in after our interview, a family breaking its silence with allegations against dennis hastert. a onetime student at the school where hastert taught and coach. saying hastert sexually abused their brother. what he wrote to their loved one in the yearbook. reporter: tonight, one of hastert's alleged victims identified. this young man, steve reinboldt, the student manager for hastert's high school wrestling team, who hastert called in that 1970 yearbook inscription, his great, right hand man. >> he damaged steve, i think, more than any of us will ever know. >> reporter: speaking publicly for the first time, reinboldt's sister jolene says her late brother revealed what she called the dark secret of abuse when he told her he was gay. >> i asked him, when was your
first same-sex experience? he looked at me and said that it was with dennis hastert. and i just, i know, i was stunned. i said, why didn't you ever tell me, stevie? he was your teacher. why didn't you ever tell anybody? he just looked at me and said, who is ever going to believe me in this town? who is ever going to believe me? >> reporter: hastert became a kind of father figure for her brother, she says. as a member of an explorer's troop run by hastert, reinboldt was among a handful of young men hastert took to the bahamas, seen in these photos reinboldt took of the boys and hastert relaxing. >> here was the mentor, the man who was, you know, basically his friend, who was the one who was abusing him. >> reporter: steve reinboldt died of a.i.d.s. in 1995. his sister says she confronted then-congressman hastert when he showed up unexpectedly at the funeral home. >> he just stood there and stared at me, and then i just continued to say, i want you to
know that your secret didn't die in there with my brother. and i want you to remember that i'm out here, and that i know. >> reporter: then two weeks ago, she says, the fbi showed up at her door to ask about her big brother steve and tell her dennis hastert was about to be indicted. >> there are no words to describe what it felt like to, you know, it's just like, stevie, we've done it. it's going to happen. we got him. >> reporter: his sister says she nor her brother ever asked for money. and the speaker has not responded to our request for meant. >> why did she go on the record now? >> she says she's going public in the hope that other alleged
victims can come forward as well well. and the washington, d.c. murders, a major new development. two cars a key part of the investigation. and what they discovered inside. again, ryan smith. >> reporter: tonight, authorities revealing what was inside the car with a suspected killer charged with murder in that quadruple homicide and fire in this d.c. mansion. police finding two knives, cash, cell phones, money orders, and clothing in a chevy cruise carrying daron wint when he was arrested in connection with the death. according to a search warrant. and in a ford truck carrying others traveling with wint during that arrest, cash, money orders, and a cell phone. the five other people detained with wint were released within hours of his arrest and have not been charged. sharp objects, key to this case, because an autopsy revealed sharp force injuries were what killed the three adults. the evidence in this case piling up. this boot print found on the
mansion's side door. that door, broken near the lock suggesting forced entry to the according to another warrant. and today authorities once more scoured the burned out mansion for evidence. later, erecting a fence around its perimeter. the search for clues continues. police believe wint had accomplices, but we don't know who they may be. >> thank you. and to colorado the suspected serial murder. authorities asking if a third attack could be linked. all three cases within a 15-mile radius. here's ryan owens in colorado. reporter: the search for a possible serial sniper in colorado has moved from the street to the crime lab. tonight, scientists are scrambling to figure out if the ballistics match. did all the bullets come from the same gun? >> this has people shaking and
wondering if one person is behind all of this. >> reporter: the shootings have happened in a 15-mile radius of the town of loveland in northern colorado. the latest victim, 65-year-old william connole, a grandfather shot and killed on his walk wednesday night. >> it's very scary. you don't want to walk at night. >> reporter: two others have been hit. cori romero survived. john jacoby, shot and killed. police say they have connected those two shootings, but are still working to determine if the most recent one is the work of the same shooter. even if the ballistics do match, experts say it's not uncommon for a shooter to change weapons. david? >> howthank you. now to the massive government data breach. federal sources pointing the finger at china tonight.
china responding with a message of its own for the u.s. pierre thomas tonight. >> reporter: the hack of office of personnel management computers has exposed the names, dates of birth and social security numbers of those 4 million current and former government employees. but the office also conducts 90% of federal security clearances. >> imagine if they get enough information about an individual who has got a security clearance. they can start to learn how to target those individuals as potential espionage targets, maybe blackmail. >> reporter: the breach was discovered in april and sources say the evidence points back to china. china has denied the allegations. >> any sense how long this has been going on? >> they may have been inside the computer for as long as four months. the fear is that they may have been vacuum-cleaning mountains
of information all that time. >> thank you. overseas to china, the ferry capsized. teams using cranes to lift it upright. they drilled holes to search for survivors, but 14 are alive, 97 dead more than 300 missing. and to iraq tariq aziz has died. and the teenagers wanted in two states, place say armed and dangerous. accused of dragging a police officer. here's linsey davis. reporter: an intense search tonight for two teens on a multistate crime spree. >> we got a modern day bonnie and clyde out here from ohio. >> reporter: police say on
tuesday 15-year-old rose may and 16-year-old triston kindle, stole shotgun shells from this ohio wal-mart before taking off in a stolen truck. on wednesday, pennsylvania state police say they found the truck abandoned in the woods. at another location, they found cash and clothes. the duo is accused of an armed robbery at this mini mart about an hour south of pittsburgh. >> officer was injured. >> reporter: a responding police officer allegedly dragged by their stolen getaway car. >> they were pulling out in a truck. grabbed it. he was dragged out of the parking lot. >> reporter: police now scouring the area. searching by air, foot and atv. they are considered to be armed, dangerous, and desperate. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> thank you. still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this friday. the little boy kidnapped, and the frantic search. but the alert bus driver saving the day when he saw who was getting onboard. details coming up. and the "real money" team to buy or lease a car?
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finally tonight here any parent knows, getting your children up for school in the morning is a challenge. but sending them off with instruments larger than they are? tonight, a journey and a gift that ends in perfect harmony. our persons of the week. >> i'm 12 years old. >> i'm 11 years old. >> my name is will and i'm 13 years old. >> my name is megan, and -- >> the instruments their parents never thought they could play.
opening his bedroom door brushing his teeth, carrying his viola, donated by the program. two hours after school, practicing. her father a cabdriver. after school her mother playing the cello. every day, her ride to school, an hour and a half. the city bus, subway and another bus. they're among a group of eight that have been practicing for years. showing such promise, they're performing with the new york philharmonic. we're going take you into the rehearsal. remember mauricio? play a little something for me? justin and his trombone. we told him what we've already
heard from the musicians. this performance, with the new york philharmonic. leslie's mom, the giant smile. megan's parent capturing an image. the final moments. ♪ [ applause ] >> and then the medals for the eight faces, whose parents never imagined their children would make music. we choose those young musicians. i'm david muir. have a good night.